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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW #260- the 5th Birthday edition

So, here it is, our Fifth anniversary! Happy WOYWW Birthday to everyone. No crafting on my desk, unless you count the boxful of stuff taken to the anniversary crop, glaring at me waiting to be put away. Having taken the easy option of moving the box to another desk(!), I can now show you the ATC's I received at the crop. Hop on over to The Stamping Ground, where Julia is waiting to welcome you (probably armed with cake,lol) to this weeks Birthday link-up.

What an amazingly talented bunch you all are- every one is a work of art. Its funny how many of us took the theme of 'friendship' for our ATC's too. I will draw your attention to the gorgeous grey and black ATC on the top left- made by our 'non papercrafter', LLJ! I think its stunning, Jan you are hiding your talents away! The purple and black Art ATC on the left wasn't from the crop, by the way, that came in the post from Sandra de, thanks Sandra. As for the crop, we all had a truly fabulous day, as I'm sure you will guess from all the pictures on the various blogs. So much fun catching up with old friends from last year, and meeting some new ones this year-Debbie,Chris, Lynda, Nicky,Christine, Cindy and all. LLJ did us the most amazing lunch, as always, Julia kept us supplied with tea and coffee, and laughs. Plates of cake came round so often, I think we all probably gained a couple of pounds! Kyla and me took over a corner of the tables, side by side, so we could get as messy as we wanted without giving the tidy crafters the heeby jeebies, lol. Photographic evidence to follow. Not only did I have a wonderful day at the crop, and a lovely weekend for Beloved Hubby and I staying with LLJ and her family, but on Friday, Visible Image stamps had run a Facebook Like, Comment,Share competition, for a couple of lucky people to get a set of their new Fantasy stamps. Done as a random draw, I was stunned when checking my Facebook page back at Jans, to discover I was one of the two lucky winners! What a weekend. Now, back to the photographic evidence I promised(threatened) you with:


You know its not going to look like this for long.......








 .................and it didn't.







WOYWWers everywhere you look.









Julia appears to be having words with Angus..............








...........and attempting to keep us all in order.











Jan, camera in hand..................



Mine and Kylas little corner...........
What you can't see is that we'd also taken over a table against the wall, and the corner of the stage, rofl!.....................










...................But you can from this angle.











Mary Anne and Di standing, Maggie, Lisa and Zoe, Debbie and Nicky ( I think) sitting down.















 Jan looks like she's dancing into the kitchen..........................












We have Lunch Lady Jan, now meet Tea Lady Julia, with Sam and Chris waiting for their brew.
















Dinner is served........................










.....and rapidly demolished by a bunch of ravenous crafters.

 I'm sure you will find a few photo heavy posts this week from all the croppers, so apologies if I've kept you far too long. Have a great week everyone xx.

38 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow Shaz totally fab time was had by all and great haul of ATC's there well done you!! happy 5WOYWW no number yet, Shaz in Oz.x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Thank you! For the support, help, friendship...everything :-) One of the plus points of being part of WOYWW has been getting to know you and Doug...happy dance!!
Enjoy the day!
HUgs, LLJ xxxx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. What a lovely lot of ATCs - they are great! And what a brill day at the crop. Looks like everyone had a fantastic, sticky, gluey, painty, scrappy day!!! Well done.
Margaret no number yet

RosA said...

What a fabulous get together! Looks like you all had a fabulous day!
Happy Woyww Anniversary!
RosA # 30

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A very Happy 5th Anniversary to you Shaz! It was lovely to see you again x

Fiona #19

Christine said...

What a great selection of ATCs! It was brill to meet up in person although apart from the initial hello I don't think we managed to chat much - I was so excited when we arrived, I couldn't take it all in but I do remember you being there to hug and greet. Thank you as well for sharing your talent, I stood and watched in amazement as you created. Say hi to Doug from PJ, life is so much quieter on the laptop side!!!!
Have a good week and stay dry.
Bishopsmate #54

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm SO glad you got one of my ATCs. If I had known you were going, I would have made yours more personal. I loved seeing the crop through the lens of your camera. It was fun to see how YOU interpreted the day and the crop. LOVED the photo of Jan in the kitchen. That one is priceless. So is the one of Julia serving tea and coffee. What fun you must have had. Happy, happy 5th Anniversary from #22.

JoZart said...

You are below me on the list so you will receive an ATC from my fair hand!! email me your snail mail addy please so I can send it when I make it.
Great to see your pics of the crop and how I wish I could have been there.
Happy 5th WOYWW Birthday!
love Jo x

Carole said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pics...I feel like I'm getting to know everyone. Be well Carole #68

sandra de said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time and lovely to see the pics of what must of been a great crop. Glad you like the ATC.
Sandra de @67

CraftygasheadZo said...

It was lovely to see you & Doug again, we had a fab day and lots of giggles and cake were had. Love your pics, a nice memory of our time. Enjoy your day & take care. Zo xx 80

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

Obviously a very enjoyable day.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

MaggieC said...

I quite thought I had already left you a message but I obviously got distracted somewhere along the line. Thanks to Doug for unpacking and packing my motor on Saturday. I did manage to sort it all out so that I had the back seat clear to collect the dogs on the way home which saved about an hour. I am hoping to try out that Northern Lights technique this week. It is just so effective. Speak to you soon. xx Maggie #49

Krisha said...

Great pictures Shaz!
Thanks for sharing your memories with those of that are way to far away.
Krisha #99

Caro said...

Thank you for sharing memories of what looks like a very special day with us all. Thanks for joining in the anniversary fun! Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another fun post to read about the crop and it's fabulous to "meet" the folks whose names I've come to know! You are right, you have received some true works of art in those ATCs, Shaz! Thanks for visiting me and Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary! Hugs, Darnell #26

Hammers said...

Happy Anniversary Shaz! I love your ATC's, so happy to be swapping with you. I am totally green with envy about the crop - looked like fun, I really would have loved to have been there! I miss crafting in the same room as my buddy, skype just isn't the same :( I am posting my ATC's at the weekend. Cx #91

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary Shaz. Great photos there. May I steal some? For some reason I just forgot to take any, but then the day just whizzed by...
I am so happy that Doug helped on my tablet issues. Fankoo.
Hugs
xx

KatzElbows said...

Thank you so much for visiting and for your words of wisdom. Not quite so many thanks for making me wish I'd said to hell with eating and bought a train ticket to join the crop. It looked like a really great day.

Happy WOYWW,
Rachel #49

Helen said...

If nothing else it was fabulous to see your amazing hair!! But more than that, it was lovely to catch up with you and Doug again and all the other deskers. You and Kyla did seem to be the messiest this time, I think in comparison I kept really tidy and clean!! See you next time. Helen 7 xx

Andrea said...

looks like you all had a great time hopefully next year I can make it woudl love to swap an ATC with you my email addsres to swap addresses is artyandreac@gmail.com

love the ATC's you have collected arent they all fab.. happy 5th anniversary ..heres to friendships old and heres hoping for another fab year and the next anniversay of woywwers crafty hugs Andrea x #91

Ali H said...

Hi Shaz thanks for your lovely message! It was brilliant to meet you too! So glad you enjoyed your weekend with LLJ! Thanks again for loaning me your Star Birth stamp ! Ali#94

Anne said...

Hello Shaz - what a wonderful time you all had!!! Fabulous ATC's you've got there. Happy 5th Anniversary. Anne x #36

pearshapedcrafting said...

It really was great to meet you and it made my day to be sitting next to you! Pity the day whizzed by so quickly! Love your photos although it now means everyone knows that I am definitely pearshaped! Hugs Chrisx 61

StampinCarol said...

Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary! Love seeing the pics of the crop last weekend! Definitely a lot of fun was had by all! And the ATCs are fabulous!!!
Carol N #78

My name is Cindy said...

Great photos and yes it all went too fast! Wish I had spent a little more time over in your corner, I didn't see those wonderful moulds until the very end. Hope you've had a good anniversary, Cindy x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz Happy 5th WOYWW, isn't it exciting, I've thoroughly enjoyed desk hopping and seeing pics of the crop and the girls one blogs with every week. Thanks for stopping by my desk, I see you got my ATC. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#35

Annie said...

I'm still chasing my tail trying to chatch with as many wonderful blogging friends this week to wish them a Happy 5th Anniversary. Hope you had a fab day.
I have recieved your lovely ATC via Julia from the crop but I'm sorry I don't have your address to send you one in return so could you please email me your details to wipso@toucansurf,com and I will pop one in the post to you asap.
Hugs,
Annie x

Chrysalis said...

What a lovely time had by all - and I see your name and pic all over Blogland this week, saying how hard you worked. Now, put your feet up and have a great week. Chris # 15 xx

Debbie Rock said...

Said it before but am so happy to say it again ... just how lovely it was to meet you and Doug and how much I loved watching you make your Northern Lights ... simply stunning and inspiring and I learnt so much just from those few minutes. Thanks for popping by my blog Shaz and can't wait to see more of your wonderful crafting. Love to you from Debbie #54 xXx

Neet said...

How fabulous! I wish I did not live up north.
Can we see some of the fabulous work you were doing soon, please.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

What a great collection of ATCs! Yep, the Crop is going on my bucket list!!! Imagining meeting all of you at once might be a bit overwhelming but I would love it.

Happy WOYWW (a bit late)and thank you for visiting already!
Hugs,
Kay
(89)

Angela Radford said...

Bit late visiting this week, hope you are having a nice WOYWW anniversary week.
Gorgeous collection of ATCs.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I just received a special mail delivery...from the Crop Girls. Thanks so much for the fun..I love your ATC and this was a true surprise. I love the fact they were all unique and FLAT !~ I have to learn to do that. So many pretty stamps abd techniques.
Have a wonderful weekend and Thanks so much.

MaggieC said...

I have a couple of ideas too, to take it a bit further with some of the paints that arrived the other day. I need to have a go on black card too, but the ordinary ink pads will not work there. A bit more messy fun to be had. How did that one you were doing for Doug turn out? xx Maggie

Paula Gale said...

Hi Shaz, long time no speak. It seems like a while ago now... and probably was... unfortunately my link was a bad one and when I thought no one was visiting me, I realised why. Anyway, I then linked again but forgot the asterisk, so did it once more. Talk aboug bugger things up! Anyway, are you up for a swap? Not sure where my booboo has left me so I'll just go with the flow xxx

Nice to reconnect

Paula x x x

peggy apl said...

Dropping by to greet you a very happy 5th WOYWW anniversary, Shaz! What wonderful ATCs you got! I so enjoyed all the pictures of the WOYWW crop in the different blogs. Makes up for not being able to go.

Blessings and hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Morti said...

Hi Shaz -Happy 5th WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sorry I'm so slow in getting around but better late than never eh? You've got some fab pictures from the crop I haven't even looked at mine yet!

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